Weapons used in the spanish civil war

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Re: Weapons used in the spanish civil war

Post by Ironmachine » 14 Nov 2015 22:39

If the interviews were conducted in the 60s they were conducted more than twenty years after the "fact". I do believe that interviews with surviving veterans are a legitimate source, but I have my doubts about their trustworthiness depending on circumstances. I certainly believe that an interview with a surviving veteran more than twenty years after the fact is to be taken at least with a cautious approach. The fact that you seem to believe that such interviews are to be considered 100% accurate data without further questioning is something that you'll honestly have to get over. Certainly if you are just going to repeat the same information it's better if you are done with it.
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Re: Weapons used in the spanish civil war

Post by ¡NO PASARAN! » 15 Nov 2015 21:56

Regards to you to, hopefully we are in agreement on other aspects in the future.

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Re: Weapons used in the spanish civil war

Post by Spearfish » 15 Jan 2016 10:43

The truth is that Germany and the Soviet Union used the Spanish Civil War to clear obsolete weaponry from the supply depots but they also supplied quantities of their latest weaponry, the Russians diverting SB bomber deliveries from the VVS. It is also true that the Nationalists were able to expand and arm their forces through captured material, aided by an excellent weapons recovery organisation. It is also worth noting that from the beginning of the 20th Century there were only minor incremental improvements in traditional weaponry such as artillery, automatic weapons and rifles, the biggest changes being the development of improved 'automatic rifles' (light machineguns) and he Brandt-style mortar.

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Re: Weapons used in the spanish civil war

Post by Jistuason » 03 Mar 2016 05:57

Here's the documentary of the war
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEHrWCzk_Ow



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Re: Weapons used in the spanish civil war

Post by von thoma » 03 Mar 2016 08:56

Civil war weapons at the Museo del Ejercito (Toledo).
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Re: Weapons used in the spanish civil war

Post by von thoma » 24 Jun 2017 18:40

Can you recognize this machine gun ?
I can not.
Thanks.
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Re: Weapons used in the spanish civil war

Post by LineDoggie » 25 Jun 2017 04:46

von thoma wrote:Can you recognize this machine gun ?
I can not.
Thanks.

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The US magazine "Small Arms Review" showed this gun at a Spanish army artillery museum in Segovia

It was with a Lewis, Chauchat and 08/15

It was Captioned on its display as a "Trapote Modelo 1913" in 7mm Mauser
http://www.smallarmsreview.com/display. ... ticles=270

but have found another source which says it is a Fusil ametrallador Trapote Modelo 1933 fábrica de Armas de Oviedo
https://www.sbhac.net/Republica/Fuerzas ... rmas36.htm
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Re: Weapons used in the spanish civil war

Post by von thoma » 06 Jul 2017 03:05

Civil war weapons at the Museo del Ejercito (Toledo).
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Re: Weapons used in the spanish civil war

Post by Spearfish » 07 Jul 2017 10:52

Gentlemen
The Museo Militar in Minorca had a Hotchkiss M1938 light machinegun and a Tallin 1923 sub machinegun in a surprisingly comprehensive collection and there were references to Vicker 105mm anti-aircraft guns. There is also a comprehensive publication of Spanish Civil War weaponry Las Armas de la Guerra Espanola written by Garcia Manrique( et al) published by Las Esera de los Libros, Madrid 2006.

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Re: Weapons used in the spanish civil war

Post by Ironmachine » 07 Jul 2017 13:18

Other useful books on this subject:

Atlas Ilustrado de Armas y Uniformes de la Guerra Civil by Lucas Molina Franco and José María Manrique García, published by Susaeta.

Importación de armas en la Guerra Civil Española by Lucas Molina Franco y Rafael A. Permuy López, published by Gallandbooks.

El legado de Sigfrido - La ayuda militar alemana al Ejército y Marina Nacional en la Guerra Civil Española 1936-1939, by Lucas Molina Franco, published by AF Editores. (This one covers only the German weapons)

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Re: Weapons used in the spanish civil war

Post by audrew » 19 Mar 2019 10:35

von thoma wrote:
24 Jun 2017 18:40
Can you recognize this machine gun ?
I can not.
Thanks.

Fusil ametrallador Trapote
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Re: Weapons used in the spanish civil war

Post by tigre » 29 May 2019 04:18

Hello to all :D; more..................................

Moorish soldiers 1936.

Source: http://sammlermarkt-nord.net/shop/krieg ... 19150.html

Cheers. Raúl M 8-).
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Re: Weapons used in the spanish civil war

Post by Ironmachine » 29 May 2019 07:21

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1 is an Astra 400 (or one of its copies).
2 may be a Campo-Giro.
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Re: Weapons used in the spanish civil war

Post by tigre » 29 May 2019 22:55

Thank you very much for that info :wink:. Cheers. Raúl M 8-).

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Re: Weapons used in the spanish civil war

Post by von thoma » 02 Jun 2019 07:08

2 may be a Campo-Giro.
According the finger position, I think both are shooting with the same ASTRA pistol model, but I can be wrong
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